Irish Rovers to Bring Farewell Tour to The Colonial Theatre, 8/21
The Irish Rovers will perform The Farewell Tour at The Colonial Theatre on August 21 at 8pm. For more than four decades, The Irish Rovers have charmed and entertained audiences around the world with their exciting stage shows.
Tickets to The Farewell Tour on Thursday, August 21 at 8pm are on sale now for $30-$50. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. The Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.
"Throughout the years, these international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer- one that will soon have you singing and clapping along. Their songs have become anthems of revelry and joy among generation after generation of fans."-Belfast Telegraph
With wit, a wink, a smile The Irish Rovers return to the US in 2014 for The Farewell Tour. Enjoy their irrepressible Irish charm and songs that have captivated audiences since 1964! These last few years, the Rovers have sold out concert tours, returned to the radio airwaves, garnered rave reviews for their recent "Gracehill Fair," "Drunken Sailor," and "Home In Ireland" albums, attracted the attention of a new younger audience, and were touted in the press as "internet sensations!" The excitement around the Rovers these days confirms that their music continues to hit a chord with fans of all ages, and their musicianship onstage is attracting a younger generation of musicians to their shows.After more than twenty-five years the band also returned to the small screen with two television specials, both now available on DVD: Home In Ireland and Irish Rovers Christmas. It has been a long and magical journey for these Irish lads, and the magic keeps on coming.
Due to YouTube, their "Drunken Sailor" song has reached a new young audience, with over 10,000,000 hits. Last year, Rovers songwriter/producer George Millar responded by heading back to the studio and recording a new cd full of songs of the sea, including a tribute to The Titanic for its 100th anniversary. The release made headlines in both America and Ireland, and was the soundtrack for a Canadian documentary about the Harland and Wolff shipyards of Belfast where the mighty ship was built. The Irish Rovers received accolades for their last few cds in Canada, Europe and the US.
Over the years, The Irish Rovers have become cherished music icons, have touched three generations of music lovers, and brought Ireland into North American living rooms with their three television series that spanned over twenty years.If you've been waiting to see this iconic band, wait no longer as this is the last time The Irish Rovers will tour the US. The last tour for Canada will be in 2015. "That makes it fifty years of touring", says Rovers founder George Millar, "a good round number."